NUMMER 51(2002)
trumpet and snare drum

This work sets down rules that are strictly adhered to. The same rules are repeated twice, each time with a set of different parameters. The two parts of this composition believe themselves to be the only true version; but at the same time they contradict each other because they use the rules and parameters differently. The truth is neither is correct because the material is chosen by chance and is in continual change.
Alexander Grebtschenko was born in Varna/Bulgaria in 1975. From 1993-98 he studied viola at the Staatlichen Hochschule für Musik in Freiburg, before studying composition with Cornelius Schwehr and electronic music with Mesias Maiguashca. He has received scholarships from the 'Donaueschinger Musiktage' (1998), the 'Stipendium des Bundespräsidenten' for Composition at the Felix-Mendelssohn-Wettbewerb (2000) and had a residency at IRCAM in Paris. From 2002-4 Alexander was a recipient of a Landesgraduiertenförderung (Graduate scholarship) to carry out a research project in acoustics. Alexander Grebtschenko was a tutor of electronic music at the Institute für Neue Musik in Freiburg (1999-2002). In 2004 he was appointed a director of the newly formed Studios for Electronic and Electroacoustic music at the Music School in Constance, Germany.

Alexander's work ranges from sound installations, such as Klanginstallation "§8" (Klangkunst Juni/Juli 2001, E-Werk Hallen der Kunst, Freiburg), to short opera, such as "Die Drei Federn" (Juli 2001; Director: Gerd Heinz), to music for the acclaimed animation film "Wie gewünscht" by Anna Kalus (2003). He has worked closely with ensembles such as ensemble chronophonie, duo Contour, ensemble recherche and Duo Fluktuation, and has received performances in Austria, England, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Canada, and the United States. His music has been heard on Deutschland Radio Berlin, Südwest Rundfunk and RDL.


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